Lane Neave

Employment Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Large and experienced New Zealand team with expertise in health and safety legislation and workplace issues. Successfully represents employers in mediations and in advising on implementing or amending company health and safety policies. Covers the spectrum of privacy, human rights, holidays and minimum employment entitlements, and is experienced in handling complicated litigation matters. Also provides training on New Zealand employment law to all of its clients and specialist industry groups.

Strengths Clients express appreciation for the firm's customer service, as one interviewee states: "I get excellent service and very quick response times. The advice is clear and concise and I am able to act on it immediately - they know our business and advice is tailored to our situation and market."

Another interviewee praises the team's "great ability to make complex matters simpler and identify the core issue."

Work highlights Assisted Dhanoa Transport with an investigation by the Labour Inspectorate of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and a subsequent complaint lodged at the Employment Relations Authority.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Andrew Shaw has an established and respected practice advising on health and safety and employment law. He is noted for his broad base of knowledge and experience across the sector, with one client remarking on his "deep understanding of the law and the likely changes to legislation and enforcement approaches."